New IRENA Report on Women in Wind Energy Launched at High-level Women’s Dinner

Wind energy: A gender perspective highlights that while significant job opportunities for women exist across the wind energy value chain, the global wind energy industry is yet to reach meaningful gender equality.

  • January 2020

Youth Gather to Tackle Development and Climate Challenges with Renewables

Inaugural IRENA Youth Forum, strengthens engagement with young people in the context of renewable energy and sustainable development

  • January 2020

IRENA Pre-Assembly Live Coverage

IRENA Youth Forum: The New Generation of Decision Makers 5th IRENA Legislators Forum with focus on the overall theme of parliamentary actions to accelerate the energy transformation by engaging communities and promoting a just and fair...

  • January 2020

IRENA Launches Capacity Building Programme for Young Professionals from LDC and SIDS

A new IRENA initiative aims to establish a capacity building programme for young professionals from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS). 

  • January 2020

How Global Energy Transformed in 2019

As we enter a new decade during which significant carbon emission reductions need to be made, 2019 presents a picture of positive momentum. See 20 reminders of how energy transformation advanced in 2019. 

  • January 2020


SDG 7: Win-Win for Ending Energy Poverty and Protecting the Climate

A high-level roundtable discussion was held at COP25 in Madrid to discuss SDG 7 within the context of climate action. Two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy sector.

  • December 2019

Small Island Developing States: Renewable Ambition in Pursuit of Climate Change Adaptation

Through its initiative, IRENA provides platforms to support: the development of policy frameworks; the identification of potential renewable energy resources; project facilitation; capacity building; and helping island countries find financial and...

  • December 2019

Latin America and the Caribbean Announce Ambitious New Renewables Target

A new LAC region initiative coordinated by the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and announced to the global community at COP25, sets a regional goal of reaching at least 70 per cent of renewable energy in electricity in by 2030. 

  • December 2019

Moving to a Cleaner Future

Decarbonisation of transport through renewables is possible. Renewable energy solutions are available now but full decarbinisation will require a mix of electrification, biofuels and electric fuels derived from hydrogen.  

  • December 2019